Simon Kempston launches New CD with a full length virtual concert.

It happens every year in Bonn at Christmas.  No, not the Rhine freezing over, or a rail strike,  I mean of course the Festive concerts of Scottish Folk supremo Simon Kempston at Bonn Folk Club.

Legend has it that John Harrison made a deal at the Crossroads (somewhere near Grauerheindorf) that there would always be a stage for Simon – as long as Simon brought with him a new CD.  And so the deal was set in 2010 over a flagon of whiskey (Scotch of course).  Simon isn’t letting a little bug like Covid 19 stop him.  If you can’t come to him then Simon is coming to you via Facebook:  DIAL IN DETAILS HERE

On Sunday 13 December from 8.00 pm to 9.30 pm CET (7.00 pm to 8.30 pm UK time) you can catch a whole concert for the Folk Club statutory fee of nothing – but hopefully you will want to reward Simon in what has been a calamitous year for someone who makes his living from travelling the World and playing music.  Paypal donations will be gratefully accepted.

“On the day I should have returned home triumphant and joyful from having completed a wonderful seven-week tour showcasing my brand new album ‘Hand On My Heart’ I am instead going to perform the album in its entirety in my first livestream event.
This year has been a particularly tough year for me, as it has for all musicians everywhere, so please pay whatever you can afford for the concert, with a recommended donation of £10 per ticket – you can donate via PayPal here –
And of course, to purchase the new album to sing along in advance, or afterwards, please visit here –
I really hope all the people who I’ve missed this autumn, and indeed this year, will be able to join me and share a virtual dram together in my first, and hopefully last, Christmas Extravaganza Online Show.
Hope to see you then folks.

SK x”


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